foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, what a surprise. Hops! Probably the only beer in the gas station that is going to have any hop presence. Malty aroma, orange/copper colored with bubbles everywhere. Good balance of malt and hops but the hops come through more. I’m in beer hell right now (small town with poor beer selection), and this is an oasis. Honestly though, this is a mediocre and kind of boring beer, compared to what I could find elsewhere.
HerrBier (14) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
If you like the taste of homemade beer, then this one is for you. If was brewed in a bathtub, I’d believe it. WAY too strong hop flavor. I keep trying Adams beers and I keep coming back to the same opinion of them - too hoppy.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another fine Sam Adams product. This was my first ale, so I can’t say much about it.
getsomeplaya99 (19) - Waukegan, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2002
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I didnt know it was possible to come up with an even worse tasting beer in Boston. Once again if it wasnt brewed in Milwaukee its not worth drinking
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favorite Sam Adams creation. Smooth and very drinkable. Great clear reddish appearance with a nice bouquet.
grymy (105) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
excellent brown ale, good after taste and doesnt leave anything to be desired
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
mribm (460) - Ocala, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured with a nice creamy head, with not as much lacing as other Sam Adams beers. This is by no means, an English Pale Ale as the style above states. This dark amber colored beer has a delicious malt smell and taste with the mild hop flavor coming through in the finish.
rlhubley99 (36) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Easy-to-drink ale. Nice full flavor, but not too harsh. A good introduction to dark beers.
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice creamy head atop a dark amber beer. Lots of hops and fruit in the nose. A spicy, earthyness in the flavor has a bit of caramel taste to it as well. Very smoth, with a slight apple tartness in the end.